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Texas - The Lone Star State

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    Texas - Texas has nearly as many cities as stars in the sky, as well as distinct regions that will take your breath away. Texas is diverse enough that its geography can appeal to all kinds of folks. You like mountains? Got 'em. Beaches? Plenty, and their white sands and temperate waters are pure solace for the soul. Deserts? Yep, look out for tumbleweeds. Plains? Heavens, yes! Oh, and fields of flowers splash blue, yellow and red for miles upon miles upon miles. Texans invoke their bragging rights when it comes to the issue of size. The state's impressive land area exceeds the total acreage covered by all of New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois combined.

Texas City Highlights

  • Houston Texas
    Houston let's you explore history, natural science, decorative, contemporary and traditional art in the Houston Museum District, a collection of 18 museums within walking distance of one another. Houston also offers more than 60 galleries showcasing photography, painting and sculpture of local artists. This major player in the energy industry and home of the largest medical complex in the world may at first seem all business, but it's a city that also knows how to have fun. A vibrant downtown swells with coffee shops, restaurants, theaters and clubs.
  • San Antonio Texas
    San Antonio is a crossroads to Southern Texas and Mexico, this city is Tex-Mex at its best, complete with local sidewinders wearing ten-gallon hats and mariachis spicing up balmy spring evenings. Take a stroll along San Antonio's River Walk. Tranquil parks, hip cafés and quaint shops line this stretch of the San Antonio River, which winds through the heart of the city. While you're here, don't miss some of the best tacos, enchiladas and guacamole this side of the Río Grande.

Texas State Facts

State Name:
Texas
Nickname:
The Lone Star State
Abbreviation:
TX
State Online:
Name Origin:
Based on a word used by Caddo Indians meaning "friends"
Capital City:
Austin
Statehood:
12/29/1845 12:00:00 AM
State Bird:
Mockingbird
State Flower:
Bluebonnet
State Motto:
Friendship
State Song:
Texas, Our Texas
State Size:
Total: 268601 sq.mi., Land: 261914 sq.mi., Water: 6687 sq.mi.
Population:
20851820